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Great joke at the Sydney APEC summit by ev on 12 September 2007 6:35pm
 
G'day everyone,

Over the past week, as you may know, Sydney hosted the APEC summit, on which about $160 million was spent on a massive security operation which locked Australians out of a big chunk of their own city, basically just so various world leaders could have their own little private party. Police were given powers similar to those in a dictatorship.

However, an Australian TV comedy show, called 'The Chaser', for a joke made a fake motorcade disguised with Canadian flags and 'security' guys jogging along next to the cars! They were let through 2 'checkpoints' (where they weren't even checked), after which they stopped outside the hotel where Bush was staying and one of the comedians jumped out of the car dressed as Bin Laden! :D

First, go to YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/
Then cut and paste this into the search box:

Chaser arrested at APEC summit exclusive FULL VERSION
 
Re: Great joke at the Sydney APEC summit by ev on 12 September 2007 7:01pm
 
Here's more..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR7I_XIZuck&;mode=related&search=
 
Re: Great joke at the Sydney APEC summit by ev on 12 September 2007 7:08pm
 
Sorry, you'll have to cut 'n paste the link above, but it's worth it!
 
Re: Great joke at the Sydney APEC summit by Spursfan on 12 September 2007 7:46pm
 
Tried it, ev, and it says 'no videos found'.
 
Re: Great joke at the Sydney APEC summit by ev on 12 September 2007 10:29pm
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoYpkcSyYiI&;session=hWkArlgPLZBg3JqRMKvNZDpoBbD4IOPEQsOOCE9tSBstnSsMlJi_nHPkcHSt3sHoAuOlXP6NXfo5CLDbWbGdXtjrnwkoioY2mnSvqSAuFupdMGLJejoFGB4IO8YHcS0zDa38H5J9_nNt775vm1AdpuhVmvATd6dTlHg305GaLJGCxFP4gQnsheExUcya_WecdHtKC6CY5wkD6GPWi6sq1j_e_Y69zlR55G_9ei2ChApbWpikGEtpKUV6hCQ6eD_VVYCVv4zuukd3j0e2TBEtIyoOUSf5uwDwj6rc2K2_d4w=

You just have to cut and paste the whole address above.. (not just the underlined part).. I'm sorry it's not shorter..
 
Re: Great joke at the Sydney APEC summit by Ellerd on 13 September 2007 1:57am
 
I saw the skit on the Chaser's War on Everything last night. Hilarious! No wonder the NSW police chief wasn't happy - the Chaser boys really highlighted the incompetence of the local police force.

These were the fake passes they used to get through three heavily-guarded checkpoints:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Chaser_fake_apec_pass.jpg

 
Re: Great joke at the Sydney APEC summit by canaveralgumby on 13 September 2007 3:45am
 
Actually that WAS reported on, on Keith Olberman's show here in the US, a few nights ago. I don't know if that took "balls," or if it was just absolutely STUPID of them (i.e. could have gotten shot), but I always appreciate when someone goes out of their way to make me laugh!

Trigger Happy TV meets Tom Clancy!

I tried a similar tack in Key West trying to track down Michael Palin, but since he didn't ARRIVE in KW until the day AFTER I LEFT, it didn't matter.

I had an old decrepit but professional LOOKING camera, my State of Florida employee ID around my neck, and I went to hotel front desks stating that I was Cori Elliott from such-and-such internet fanzine, and MP's people in London said he'd meet me in the lobby if he wasn't late in arriving, so if they could please buzz his room.......

IMAGINE if that had worked. I probably would have gone running screaming out of the hotel before anyone picked up a phone at the other end!
 
Re: Great joke at the Sydney APEC summit by Lounge Trekker on 13 September 2007 5:09pm
 
Just go to You Tube and enter APEC and you'll see it. Hah hah hah! Absolutely hilarious stuff. Good thing that hyper 160 million dollar security machine was on their toes or Bushie might have got a pie in the face!

The only thing bad about it (apart from the other prisoners having the hear the Chasers jokes all night) is that now the political zealots will have another reason to lobby for a fence around Canada!

Lounge Trekker
 
Re: Great joke at the Sydney APEC summit by ev on 13 September 2007 9:45pm
 
(If my country was next door to the US I'd maybe want a fence around it.. :9)
 
Re: Great joke at the Sydney APEC summit by Lounge Trekker on 13 September 2007 10:13pm
 
That's IT, ev! If the world revolves around the US, they could increase their security and our lives might be different with that fence. We're talkin' about more than just a physical fence a few feet high, aren't we?

Lounge Trekker
 



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